Cooperative banks have given loans worth Rs 450 crore to more than 30,000 people in Himachal Pradesh Tribune News Service quoted Urban Development and Co-operation Minister Suresh Bhardwaj as saying.
The Minister called upon the Co-operative Department and co-operative banks to help and support the poor people in the countryside. The schemes announced by the govt. for the benefit of the people should be given wide publicity, remarked the minister.
The Himachal Pradesh State Co-operative Bank had given loans of Rs 340 crore to about 10,000 people during the pandemic.